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Eden (garden)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The place where the first human beings, Adam and Eve, lived after being created by God. They were subsequently expelled from the Garden for disobeying Him—commonly referred to as “the fall,” which brought about the entrance of sin and death into all creation (Rom 5:12).
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Eden, Garden of
Eden, Garden of (גַּן־עֵדֶן‎, gan-eden; “garden of luxuries”). The place where the first human beings, Adam and Eve, lived after being created by God. They were subsequently expelled from the Garden for disobeying Him—commonly referred to as “the fall,” which brought about the entrance of sin and death
Garden of God
Garden of God (גַּן־אֱלֹהִים‎, gan-elohim). Divine garden inhabited and enjoyed by God. Attested in two passages in the book of Ezekiel (28:13; 31:8–9) in direct connection to Eden as a place of luxury and delight. The domain of divinity, containing cosmic significance.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Eden, Garden of (Place)
EDEN, GARDEN OF (PLACE) [Heb gan-ʿēden (גַּן־עֵדֶן)]. The place where the first humans are placed by Yahweh and from which they are later expelled. In Genesis 2–3 it is described as a place of beauty and abundance. Elsewhere it is designated as Yahweh’s own garden (e.g. Isa 51:3; see GARDEN OF GOD)
Garden of God (Place)
GARDEN OF GOD (PLACE) [Heb gan-ʾĕlōhı̂m (גַּן־אֱלֹהִים)]. A phrase occurring only in Ezek 28:13 and 31:8–9. The similar phrase gan-yhwh, “garden of Yahweh,” appears in similies in Gen 13:10 and Isa 51:3. Both phrases indicate a place of great luxury. However, the notion of a divine garden is not restricted
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Eden
Eden. 1. Place where Adam and Eve lived until their sin against God (Gn 2:8, 15; 3:23, 24).See Garden of Eden.2. Alternate form of Beth-eden in Ezekiel 27:23.See Beth-eden.
Garden of Eden
Garden of Eden. Location east of Eden (Gn 2:8) in the Tigris-Euphrates area of Mesopotamia, referred to 14 times in the OT. The data in Genesis 2:8–10 show that it was in the Shinar Plain area, and that four “heads” were formed from the one river flowing through Eden to water the garden. The heads were
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Eden
1. The area where God planted a garden of trees to form the first dwelling place of Adam and Eve. The etymology of the word is uncertain, although some scholars have attempted to explain it in terms of the Sum edinu, “plain,” “wilderness.” The meaning “delight” conveyed by the LXX resulted from the assumed
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Eden
EDEN1. Place where Adam and Eve lived until they sinned against God and were banished (Gn 2:8, 15; 3:23–24). See Garden of Eden.2. Alternate form of Beth-eden in Ezekiel 27:23. See Beth-eden.
Garden of Eden
GARDEN OF EDEN Location in the east of Eden (Gn 2:8) in the Tigris-Euphrates area of Mesopotamia, referred to 14 times in the OT. The information in Genesis 2:8–10 indicates that it was in the Shinar Plain area, and that four “heads” or branches were formed from the one river flowing through Eden to
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Eden
Eden (ee´duhn), the garden in which the first man and woman were placed and from which they were driven because of their disobedience to God’s command. The name “Eden” might be related to a Hebrew word meaning “luxury, pleasure, delight” (eden), or it might be related to a Sumerian word meaning “plain”
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eden
EDEN. (“plain” or “delight.”).1. “And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden” (Gen 2:8). Neither size nor boundaries of the garden are given. Adam, the first man, was put there to till and keep it. Eve was given to him as a helpmeet. Many fine trees were there: “The tree of life also in the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Eden, Garden of
EDEN, GARDEN OF. The place which God made for Adam to live in, and from which Adam and Eve were driven after the Fall.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Eden (Place)
Eden (Heb. ʿēḏen; Gk. Edem) (PLACE)A geographic region where God planted a garden, in which the first man and woman were placed and from which they were expelled. At times the name may better connote “edenic” beauty rather than the place per se. The garden is “in” Eden only in Gen. 2:8 (with the preposition
The Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land
Eden
EDEN A place in the East, that gave its name to the Garden of Eden (Gen. 2:8). From it flowed four rivers: the Pison, the Gihon, the Hiddekel and the Euphrates (Gen. 2:11–14). It is also called ‘the garden of the Lord’ (Gen. 13:10; Isa. 51:3) and ‘the garden of God’ (Ezek. 28:13). Tentatively identified
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Garden of Eden
GARDEN OF EDEN A place of abundance and natural beauty where the first humans were installed before the Fall. Genesis 2:8 refers specifically to the Garden of Eden, “in the East,” describing the garden as abundant with trees, “pleasant to the sight and good for food, the tree of life also in the midst